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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
The chances are pretty good that if you go to a pumpkin patch to pick out your jack-o-lantern, the pumpkins were trucked in from somewhere else. You might notice they probably aren't attached to the vines.
Since cranberries float, an unsung heroic farmer realized flooding the bog would result in a much easier harvest. A frozen-over cranberry bog is a favorite place for impromptu hockey games in the the cold of winter.
Every Haas avocado is the descendant of a single tree planted by Rudolph Haas in 1926. Haas patented the tree in 1935, becoming the first person to patent a tree in the United States. Haas avocados account for some 80% of all avocados sold in the world.
There are over 7,500 types of "eating" apples known, meaning a fruit that can be consumed without cooking. Most are not suitable for commercial production. About thirty types of apples may be generally found for sale depending on one's location.
Rice is believed to have been domesticated some 11,000 years ago in China, give or take a couple thousand years. "Paddy" comes from the Malay word "padi", meaning "rice plant". One-fifth of all calories consumed by humans come from this humble grain.
Onions have been cultivated for at least 7,000 years. The original wild onion is now extinct. While there are various member of the family Allium left in the wild, all onions people consume owe their existence to human intervention.
Sugarcane is a grass, just like bamboo. The plant produces sucrose, and as a result it is the single largest crop produced by man, with about 1.8 billion metric tonnes harvested each year.
There is an almost infinite variety of plants that may be grown in a vegetable garden. From tomatoes (yes, it's a fruit), to cucumbers to carrots to peppers to herbs, one may feel free to experiment with whichever produce one desires. It is well known that zucchini have developed the ability to secrete itself inside a brown paper bag and travel hundreds of miles from its origin and appear upon an innocent bystander's porch.
About 7,000 years ago, people in the Near East began cultivating grapes. They were first eaten fresh, and then after being dried. Not much later, fermentation was discovered, leading to what may be the grapes' most popular iteration, wine.
Hay and straw are not the same thing, although they may seem to be to uneducated folk such as myself. Hay is a crop harvested before the plant has ripened fully, and is therefore full of yummy nutrients. Straw is what is leftover after a grain such as wheat has been processed, and has little nutritional value, although it is useful for bedding.